COBI 787 Dreamliner (26603)
New for 2023, the COBI 787 Dreamliner Set (26603) features 836 highly detailed, Lego compatible brick parts and easy to read detailed instructions. The COBI 787 Dreamliner parts all work perfectly with LEGO and you will be impressed with the quality of COBI sets (would you expect anything less from Boeing?). COBI Sets differ from LEGO in that they offer many more pieces and the majority of the parts are unique to COBI. You can learn more about the similarities and differences between COBI and LEGO here.
The COBI 787 Dreamliner Set (26603) is officially licensed by Boeing and will be a great conversation starter and display piece.
The COBI Dreamliner set features retractible landing gear and is built in 1:110 scale.
The COBI 787 Size:
Both adults and military brick enthusiasts will get hours of enjoyment from this COBI 787 Dreamliner (26603) . Whether you are buying to display or play, Cobi Brick sets will not disappoint. Ships quickly from Billings, MT USA with tracking number.
Also consider the COBI Boeing 777X and the smaller more affordable COBI Boeing 737 Set here.
COBI 787 Dreamliner History:
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a wide-body jet airliner manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. After dropping its Sonic Cruiser project, Boeing announced the conventional 7E7 on January 29, 2003, focused on efficiency. The program was launched on April 26, 2004, with an order for 50 from All Nippon Airways (ANA), targeting a 2008 introduction. On July 8, 2007, the prototype was rolled-out without major systems, and experienced multiple delays until its maiden flight on December 15, 2009. Type certification was received in August 2011 and the first 787-8 was delivered in September 2011 before entering commercial service on October 26, 2011, with ANA.
At launch, Boeing targeted 20% less fuel burn than replaced aircraft like the Boeing 767, carrying 200 to 300 passengers on point-to-point routes up to 8,500 nmi (16,000 km), a shift from hub-and-spoke travel. The twinjet is powered by General Electric GEnx or Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 high-bypass turbofans, it is the first airliner with an airframe primarily made of composite materials, and makes extensive use of electrical systems. Externally, it is recognizable by its four-window cockpit, raked wingtips, and noise-reducing chevrons on its engine nacelles. Development and production rely increasingly on subcontractors around the world, with final assembly at the Boeing Everett Factory in Washington or Boeing South Carolina in North Charleston as of 2020.
The initial, 186 ft (57 m) long 787-8 typically seats 242 passengers over a range of 7,355 nmi (13,620 km), with a 502,500 lb (228 t) MTOW compared to 560,000 lb (254 t) for later variants. The stretched 787-9, 206 ft (63 m) long, can fly 7,635 nmi (14,140 km) with 290 passengers; it entered service on August 7, 2014, with ANA. The further stretched 787-10, 224 ft (68 m) long, seating 330 over 6,430 nmi (11,910 km), entered service with Singapore Airlines on April 3, 2018.
Early operations encountered several problems caused by its lithium-ion batteries, culminating in fires on board. In January 2013, the US FAA grounded all 787s until it approved revised battery design in April 2013. As of March 2020, the 787 had orders for 1,510 aircraft from 72 identified customers. Due to ballooning production costs, Boeing has spent $32 billion on the program; estimates for the number of aircraft sales needed to break even vary between 1,300 and 2,000.
To learn more about the real jumbo jet that inspired the COBI 787 Dreamliner Set (26603) visit Wikipedia here.
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qplus3 (verified owner) –
My son was super excited with receiving this model which was difficult to find. Have already built the 737 MAX 8 which is similar and looking forward to building this model. Will definitely be placing additional purchases and hoping that the Boeing 777x become available again.
mbwellstx (verified owner) –
I really liked this one. This is only my third non military COBI aircraft and it did not disappoint. I have the 737 Max 8 but felt the engines were a little boxy looking. The Concorde has stickers instead of pad printing. This set is very different. The engines mount securely to the wings. and I really like how the edges of the wings are rounded instead of flat along the long side of a brick. Even though it is a bit spartan the cockpit is even well done. For me the prettiest thing is the vertical stabilizer. When it comes to more streamlined aircraft it would be difficult to do it justice assembled using bricks. Instead it is two pieces that connect together.